Screengrab. BetterPrivacy. Local Shared Object. Local shared objects (LSOs), commonly called Flash cookies (due to their similarities with HTTP cookies), are pieces of data that websites which use Adobe Flash may store on a user's computer.
Local shared objects have been used by all versions of Flash Player (developed by Macromedia, which was later acquired by Adobe Systems) since version 6. Flash cookies, which can be stored or retrieved whenever a user accesses a page containing a Flash application, are a form of local storage. Similar to that of cookies, they can be used to store user preferences, save data from flash games, or to track users' Internet activity. LSOs have been criticised as a breach of browser security, but there are browser settings and addons to limit the duration of their storage. Storage Local shared objects contain data stored by individual websites. CookieCuller. Selectivecookiedelete. Lazarus: Form Recovery. Firefox web browser & Thunderbird email client.
Firefox optimization and troubleshooting thread. User:Sardisson/Gecko is Gecko. A rough draft of some thoughts on what to tell web designers and web application developers about browser sniffing and Gecko browsers Many designers and developers tailor their websites to specific browsers and then use user-agent sniffing to send different bits of code to different browsers.
This is a poor practice for a number of reasons: Browsers you’ve never heard of Browsers that get renamed Browsers that switch rendering engines Robots and search engines Web-enabled desktop applications … Developing for Web Standards. Hadopi-Explorer.